(2017-04-07) Eugene Group (Chairman Yu Kyung-sun), Eugene Super Freeze, will showcase the world’s first energy fully-independent cryogenic distribution center in Pyeongtaek. Eugene Super Freeze (CEO Yang Won Don) held ground breaking ceremony for the cryogenic integrated logistics center, which applied the world’s first LNG cold fusion system to Pyeongtaek Oseong Foreign Investment Industrial Complex on July 7. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by more than 100 people including government officials such as Kim Dong-keun, Vice Mayer of Gyeonggi province, Gong Jae-Gwang, Mayor of Pyeongtaek City, as well as SANO M. Tokyo General Manager of Gas Engineering and Eugene Corporation. Eugene Super Freeze is the world’s first cryogenic logistics center designed to combine LNG cooling technology, solar technology, and fuel cell technology, and to use no external energy at all. LNG cooling technology reduces the temperature of the refrigeration warehouse by using the cold of LNG stored at -162 ° C. The refrigeration warehouse with this technology can save power by 70% on average compared to the general refrigeration warehouse. Eugene plans to build a fully catered cryogenic distribution center by installing solar panels, fuel cell power generation, and ESS (energy storage system). In particular, the existing LNG cooling technology could be used just next to the LNG gas station, but the Eugene cryogenic temperature has overcome the limitations of its position by introducing the world’s first energy-efficient hybrid technology that can be used even when the distance is far away. The Pyeongtaek Oseong Cryogenic Distribution Center consists of three basins, a processing plant, and an office workshop with a total floor space of 162,223㎡ and a basement floor, seven stories above ground, and a total of 114,940 tons of agricultural and livestock products. Noteworthy is that it aims to be a futuristic complex logistics center capable of providing automatic one-stop service from distribution to processing and shipment, away from the warehouse function of simple storage by having state-of-the-art processing facilities that meet HACCP standards. Based on these advantages, the company has secured a considerable number of customers. Given that the logistics center has optimal location conditions close to the Pyeongtaek Port and the Seoul Metropolitan Area, there will be a huge change in the Seoul Metropolitan area frozen logistics market. It is also advantageous to keep the product at the best freshness by maintaining rapid freezing using -162 ℃ ultra-low temperature and constant temperature for 24 hours. In the existing refrigeration warehouse system, the refrigerator is operated only when the temperature inside the warehouse rises to a certain level or more. Shortening of freezing time through rapid freezing can minimize damage of raw materials and destruction of nutrients, and it is possible to maintain high freshness for a long time. This project, which will be the largest and most advanced cold chain, low temperature complex facility in Korea, provides business sites in Gyeonggi Province and Pyeongtaek City, Korea Gas Corporation and Tokyo Gas Engineering Solution actively support it. A large-scale project with foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to be completed in December 2018, accounting for more than one-third of the total project costs of KRW 300 billion. Kim Dong-keun, the vice-mayer of Gyeonggi Province, said, “Oseong cryogenic logistics complex is meaningful as a combination of core technology developed by domestic companies and foreign investment.” “We will not spare administrative support for the successful business of Eugene super Freeze.” Lee Kyung-sun, chairman of Eugene Group, said, “The new business model is a fusion of LNG cooling technology and new and renewable energy technology in the existing industry called freezing warehouse.” He added, “We will actively develop technology and challenge to overcome limitations in the future.” “It is the first case in the world that has overcome regional limitations without using any external energy,” said Eugene Crossover. “It will be a successful model to become a new role model for the Korean logistics industry.” Meanwhile, Eugene Crossover, a subsidiary of Eugene Corporation, is promoting a cryogenic distribution center in Incheon and Jeju, where LNG gas bases are located as well as Pyeongtaek. End. To read the official press release, please click here.